Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Culture Shock, Ramblings From Jessica´s esposo

We got more than we bargained for as far as culture. Our school is full of various nationalities, fortuately they all speech english, but it has been an adjustment relating to them all the same. Many europeans as well as Americans from the north east, they have been somewhat worried at the increasing number of Texans, as they should be. It has been an unexpected and pleasant surprise that I´ve enjoyed being able to interact with them. I was talked into playing soccer yesterday (if you´re asking yourself "does Cory play soccer?" the answer is no) because they were short a player. So here I am with a group of europeans, guatemalans and a few other americans who have played soccer, I basically ran around trying to get the ball and then got rid of it as soon as possible. It was fun and had a chance to pretend like a knew the first thing about the upcoming world cup. School is fun but tiring- we are both improving quickly, I think, and having a great time with Garrett and Lori ( Irwins South). This weekend we are going to a large lake named atitlan and will have various adventures there. Hope everyone is well and don´t worry Jessica will be posting next. -Cory

13 comments:

javanated said...

Football, Cory, football! You can only call it soccer when you're actually in the states. Man, you've got a lot to work on before the Cup starts. BTW, did you and Jess get the book group blog invite? Let me know and if not I'll resend. Buenos noches!

sarah said...

C'mon, Hendricks,
Don't be so bashful. We all know here that you're really quite the soccer whiz. I'm sure your teammates were proud, your opponents were petrified, and all were in awe.
I think it's fantastic that y'all are getting to meet so many people from such glamorous and faraway destinations as Europe and the Northeast. Happy to hear that you're broadening their horizons and changing their perceptions about the glory that is being a Texan.
Have a fantastic weekend at Atitlan, and don't let the Irwins South talk you into doing anything that goes against the sensible boundaries of good judgment. (Those southern Irwins are trouble.)
I'm looking forward to hearing about your various adventures soon!
Swigs

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry about the Europeans but beware of the yankees.
Glad you guys are having fun.

Mark

MOM said...

Hey Cory Earl-It's great to hear about your adventures. I have to admit that the visual picture in my mind brought a smile to my face! Keep up the great work! Love you-Katherine

PS Have fun at the lake. I can't wait to hear about the "adventures."

Anonymous said...

Great entry "esposo"! That had to be exciting. Not everyone would take that challenge but you couldnt pass it up. I agree with Mark, watch those yankees, ha. I bet the lake will be beautiful! Will Jessica get to waterboard?
Love, Mom

prayingmoose said...

Cory, when they talk about the World Cup talk about how you just hope America makes it out with Italy and the Czech Republic in their group. Esp. since some are pciking the Czechs to win it all. Hope you all have a great weekend at the lake. Peace

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip

cory

jessica said...

As far as the Yankees go, we had a pretty funny conversation the other day. Cory was telling us a story that someone else who was from the US told him, and Garrett said something like, ¨Yeah, it seems like a lot of foreigners think that.¨
Cory: ¨But she was from Michigan.¨
Garrett: ¨Yeah, foreigners. Like, not from Texas.¨
We got a good chuckle out of that one.

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